Students learn to disassemble, clean, lubricate, and assemble several different clocks. Repairs are taught on several different clocks (chime, cuckoo, striking, alarm and electric). Repairing mainsprings, missing or broken teeth in gears, lathe work, re-pivoting wheels and bushing work are some of the additional topics covered. Adjustments and repairs are also taught on the clocks previously mentioned as well as grandfather clocks. When finished a graduate can enjoy the results of their labor in making clock owners happy as they enjoy their heirloom clock. Several graduates have successfully opened their own specialized clock repair shops.
For additional information regarding the Clock Repair Program, please see pages 17 and 22 of the course catalog located on the Horology Home Page.
Standard Occupational Classification – 49-9064 Watch Repairers
Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.
Illustrative examples: Clock Repair Technician, Antique Clock Repairer, Horologist